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Get the fright of your life at Fright Fest: five unmissable films

Posted at 12:15 pm, August 12, 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, Top 5
American Mary

Get ready to grab a big tub of popcorn to hide behind, because Fright Fest is back and it’s bigger and badder than ever. If you love a terrifying thriller or a hilarious gore-fest, there’ll be something for you at the annual scream-a-thon at the Empire Leicester Square from August 23-27. With a full celebration of cinema’s bloodiest offerings, make sure to re-discover old favourites or experience new surges of adrenaline. If  you’re spoilt for choice, we’ve put together the top five must-sees from this year’s gruesome selection. Carly-Ann Clements

American Mary (pictured above)
‘Ginger Snaps’ star Katharine Isabelle moonlights as a body-modification surgeon.

Berbarian Sound Studio

Berberian Sound Studio
Toby Jones’s sound engineer experiences a psychic feedback loop while working on a ’70s Italian ‘slasher’ movie.


Jennifer Lynch’s unflinching study of a serial killer and the nine-year-old boy he enslaves and makes his protégé.

Cockneys vs Zombies

Cockneys vs Zombies
Subtle as a brick in the gob, but zimmer frames and zombies make for funny, gory fun.


Sleep Tight
Jaume Balagueró’s insidious thriller is a Hitchcockian tale of loneliness and twisted obsession.

For more info, see five things you need to know about FrightFest or for more gory glory, see our 100 Best Horror Films List.

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